Number 8 Elementary School

Number 8 Elementary School serves 519 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Number 8 Elementary School operates within the Paterson School District.

Overview

The student population of 519 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 519 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Students by Grade Number 8 Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 12:1
Hispanic
88%
23%
Black
6%
17%
White
4%
51%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.22 0.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
93%
29%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 26,851 students has grown by 14% over five years.
School District Name Paterson School District
Number of Schools
Managed
46
2
Number of Students Managed 26,851 983
District Total Revenue $575 MM $20 MM
Paterson School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $567 MM $19 MM
Paterson School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $24,447 $20,414
Paterson School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $24,125 $19,395
Paterson School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Classical Academy Cs Of Clifto (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Classical Academy Cs Of Clifto (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Classical Academy Cs Of Clifto (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • CliftonHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Classical Academy Cs Of Clifto
    Charter School
    20 Valley Rd
    CliftonNJ 07013
    (973)278-7707
    Charter School

    0.5 mi | n/a students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • PatersonNumber 3 Elementary School
    448 Main St
    PatersonNJ 07501
    (973)321-0030
    0.5 mi | 466 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • PatersonNumber 15 Elementary School
    98 Oak St
    PatersonNJ 07501
    (973)321-0150
    0.6 mi | 715 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • PatersonCommunity Charter School Of Paterson
    Charter School
    75 Spruce St
    PatersonNJ 07501
    (973)413-2057
    Charter School

    0.7 mi | 455 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • PatersonDale Ave Elementary School
    21 Dale Ave
    PatersonNJ 07505
    (973)321-0410
    0.7 mi | 322 students | Gr. PK-1                      

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Paterson, NJ public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.45, which is higher than the New Jersey average of 0.41. The most diverse school in Paterson is School Of Science Technical Engineer Math. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Jersey or national school diversity statistics.